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Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: March 24, 2010
3:30 p.m.

Toss a Mouse, Clean the House

JOIN CON EDISON RECYCLING E-WASTE IN UNION SQUARE

NEW YORK – With the weather warming, many New Yorkers are eyeing their spring cleaning. Con Edison is making it easier for New Yorkers to ditch their unwanted gadgets and electronics or “E-Waste.”

The company has joined forces with the Lower East Side Ecology Center (LESEC) for a “Spring Cleaning” recycling event in Union Square Park-North Plaza, Broadway and East 17th Street in Manhattan on Sunday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

“Con Edison is a major supporter of neighborhood environmental efforts. We recycle our used equipment, field materials and office electronics,” said Randolph S. Price, vice president for Environment, Health and Safety at Con Edison. “The ’Spring Cleaning’ day will help New Yorkers reduce waste by making it easy for them to recycle out-of-date, used electronics in an environmentally safe and responsible manner."

This “Spring Cleaning” recycling event encourages city residents to turn in their unwanted electronics, such as working and non-working computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, televisions, VCRs, copiers and cell phones.

E-waste contains hazardous materials that, if not disposed of properly, can harm the environment. Recycling e-waste is a proactive approach on an important environmental issue. 

Con Edison is a Dow Jones Sustainability Index company, and has been recognized for its environmental performance by the global Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy and other organizations.

For additional information, visit us on the Web at www.conEd.com, at our green site, www.conEd.com/thepowerofgreen, or find us on Facebook at Power of Green.

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